Camera Settings

Getting to Really Know How Your Camera Works

Learn more about the settings on your DSLR or mirrorless camera to get the most out of your photography. Gain a better understanding of the Exposure Triangle and the differences between Shutter Speed, F-Stop, and ISO. Discover hidden camera settings and special shooting techniques.

What You Must Know About Full vs Crop Frame Sensors Before Choosing a Lens

Camera Settings, Photography, Photography Lenses • 45 Comments

You must be equipped with knowledge about crop frame and full frame sensors and lenses because not all lenses work on all DSLRs, even...

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The Bokeh Effect: How Sensor Size Affects Background Blur

Camera Settings, Photography • 21 Comments

Sensor size, resolution, ISO performance, and dynamic range are fiercely debated but none more so than the characteristic of bokeh....

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7 Tips for Better Compositions

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John Cooper specializes in corporate, industrial, and commercial photography for various business communities in Texas and teaches basic...

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Microadjustment for Lens and Camera Front/Back Focusing Issues

Camera Settings, Photography • 4 Comments

All lenses and cameras that return to one of our two headquarters are tested and cleaned by our Receiving Team. Sometimes a lens, in...

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10 Tips for Better Architectural Photographs from a Former Architect

Camera Settings, Photography

Architectural photography should be a prerequisite for all photographers. It covers all of the basics of available-light shooting in one...

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5 Lies Your Camera Likes to Tell

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Think your camera is your best friend? Think again. Heed these 5 warnings and better equip yourself with the knowledge needed to walk away...

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Transitioning from Point-and-Shoot to DSLR: Understanding Full Frame vs Crop Frame Sensors

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Upgrading from a point-and-shoot camera to a digital SLR camera can be daunting, especially when you start hearing people carry on about...

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Daylight Savings Time is Here: Don’t Forget to Change Your Camera’s Clock

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Unlike your computers, tablets, and smartphones, the clock in your camera doesn’t typically do the “Spring forward, Fall...

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Understanding Sensor Crop Factors

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Learn the differences between crop frame sensor cameras and full frame ones and what this crop factor difference means for your lens...

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How to Visualize and Shoot in B&W

Camera Settings, Photography

Learn how to see your images in black and white in-camera without losing the ability to also shoot in RAW....

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